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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, 1945; watercolor on paper, 27 x 44 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Charles E. Burchfield Archives

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, 1945; watercolor on paper, 27 x 44 inches; Image from the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Charles E. Burchfield Archives

Former collection of Harry Spiro
Trovato 995

Made into a Christmas card: 

'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1945), American Artists Group, N.Y., No. 15 A 70
Also known as Santa Claus at the “Little Brick House,” the image depicts Santa Claus in his reindeer-drawn sleigh flying over a small, slant-roof cottage that was the Burchfield family's first home in Salem, Ohio, with an apparition of a star-topped Christmas tree covered with candles behind the house, next to a stand of poplars.